Schools Roundup: Wednesday, May 16

Girl's golf team stays unbeaten to set up showdown with also unbeaten Farmington Thursday.



Berlin 179, NW Catholic 198

The Berlin Lady Redcoats Golf Team improved their season record to 11-0 with a victory over Northwest Catholic Wednesday at Gillette Ridge Golf Course. Freshman Julia Kemmling led Berlin claiming medalist honors with an excellent score of 40. Rounding out the Redcoat's scoring, Victoria Fagan, 44, Ashley D'Attilio, 46 and Emily Stickel with a 49.

"I know I should be happy with the win today and I am, but, I'm very disappointed with or teams overall lack of focus today," Berlin coach Jim Barnes said. "I've got great players, All-State and All-Conference players that couldn't get through nine holes of golf without one or two horrendous holes. Our top four players today carded five double bogeys, three triple bogeys and one quadruple bogey. Even if we only got bogey on all of those holes, it would have brought our team total down to 165 and 165 at Gillette Ridge would be an incredible score.  

"Since day one, our team goal has been to defend our conference and state titles. Tomorrow we travel to Farmington to play against a great team. They are the real deal. I told the girls that if we lose focus against Farmington and make stupid mental mistakes like we did today we will likely lose our first match of the year. I think the girls took me seriously. Hopefully we will remain focused tomorrow and play up to our potential. If we do, we will be just fine."


Berlin 4, Farmington 3

The Berlin Redcoats girl's tennis team upset the Farmington Indians 4-3 in an exciting CCC inter-divisional matchup this afternoon.

In singles matches, Berlin's Eva Rybka defeated Ana Dobrita 6-0, 6-2, but the Indians stormed back to win the other three singles matchups. Betsy DiPaolo defeated Shawna Rosol 6-2, 6-3; Becca Eshoo defeated Kelly Byrnes 7-6 (7-4), 6-2; and Ana Newmair defeated Monica Sirera 6-4, 6-3.

Berlin dominated the first two doubles matches, with Meg Pitkin and Kelly Josephson winning 6-0, 6-1 over Dana Le and Annie Sherrill; and Emma Johnson and Autumn Edelson blanking Amanda Puchurch and Liz Hammond 6-0, 6-0.

It all came down to the final doubles match, where the Redcoats twin sister team of Stephanie and Caroline Zembko prevailed in and exciting three set match over Alice Ham and Sonia Limaye 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

With the win, Berlin improves to 9-5. The Redcoats play their final regular season match on Friday, May 18 at Plainville. Farmington falls to 7-3 and travels to Simsbury for its next match on Friday.


NW Catholic 4, Berlin 3

In a very competitive contest, Northwest Catholic defeated Berlin 4-3. The match ended with the number two singles match which lasted nearly three hours.

Peter Hogan played his best tennis of the season but ended up losing 11-9 in the third set tiebreak at number two singles. Dan Rombola continued his winning ways by winning the first set in a tiebreak before dominating his opponent in the second set.

All of the Berlin entries played their best tennis of the season especially Mike Gurrieri at number three and Matt Trevethan at number four who managed to wear down his opponent in the third set.

Berlin plays next at home on Friday against Windsor.


Berlin 18, Rocky Hill 4

Berlin beat Rocky Hill 18-4 behind four goals from Shannon Murphy.

Olivia Martino and Jenn Straub added three goals each, Cassidy Goodwin, Gaby Bierwirth and Bridget White all had two goals while Robyn Riggott and Olivia Bednarek chipped in with one goal each.

Olivia Sabol had all four of Rocky Hill's goals. 4

"We got outstanding play by Robyn Riggott and Erin Goodwin," Berlin coach Laura Abbatemarco said.


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